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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect




Christmas Tree permits are currently available and may be purchased for $10 each at the Santa Fe National Forest office just north of Jemez Springs or the Walatowa Red Rocks Visitor Center and are available through December 23rd.

***All forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District are open and free of snow.***



Rain Yesterday… 0

First Ice of the Season On Rio San Antonio

Year To Date…  11.73


Rain Total 2016…12.05

Rain Total 2015… 20.90


Snow Yesterday… 0

Season To Date…  0


Snow Total 2016/17…96″

 Snow Total 2015/16…97″     

 Snow Total 2014/15…85″

Snow Total 2013/14…26″

Snow Total 2012/13…76″

Snow Total 2011/12…96″

Snow Total 2010/11…98″


Yesterday’s High… 43

This Morning’s Low… 16

Today…   Sunshine, Pleasant


Fall Camping Opportunities…Vista Linda Campground (13 sites) is open throughout the year for overnight camping. Fenton Lake State Park is open for camping (36 sites) and  all recreational activities.  Redondo and Jemez Falls Campgrounds are partially open. Paliza and San Antonio Campgrounds are now closed for the season.  All forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District will remain open through December 31st, including FR376 north to San Antonio Hot Spring.


Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store is open 363 1/2 days a year….closing on Christmas Day and a half day on Thanksgiving. Our summer hours are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm every day. Come on in and say hi. We’d love to see you.


      ———————————- CURRENT FIRE DANGER… MODERATE——————————– As of Monday, October 9, 2017  8:00 am  the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been rated as MODERATE.  Currently there are fire restrictions.



****CAMPGROUND ALERT**** Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District campgrounds are transitioning to the winter season, with some open, some partially open and some closed. See below for specifics.


*****WATER ALERT*****  If you are planning to camp the Jemez any time of the year, please fill up your water tanks in your campers and RVs prior to coming to the Jemez. There are no options to do so once you arrive.


The new license year began on April 1, 2017. A new fishing license is required to fish in the State of New Mexico. License fees remain the same. $35 for an adult resident and $11 for a junior (age 12-17)  resident. Kids (11 and under) fish free as do adults over the age of 70. There is a senior license for those age 65-69 for $18. All fees above include the required habitat stamps. NMDGF is now offering discounted licenses for New Mexico resident veterans and active duty military. Licenses are available at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store or you can purchase your license online at the NMDGF website. Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.

Road Conditions….All highways within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District are open. Use caution on State Hwy 126 from La Cueva to Cuba, a distance of 40 miles, it is open but may be muddy in spots. It is not recommended for trailers, semis or highway motorcycles.


 All forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District will remain  open through December 31st, including FR376 north to San Antonio Hot Spring.

Campgrounds….Campgrounds are open as specified. Vista Linda Campground….Open Year-RoundRedondo Campground Partially Open,  Jemez Falls Campground….Partially Open,  San Antonio Campground…. Closed For the Season, Paliza Campground.Closed For the SeasonFenton Lake State Park…. OpenSpanish Queen Picnic Area….Open, Battleship Rock Picnic AreaOpen, La Cueva Picnic Area….Closed,  Jemez Falls Picnic Area….Open, Spence Hot Spring Access and Parking Area….Open,  Dark Canyon Fishing Access….Open, Rincon Fishing Access….Open, River’s Bend Fishing Access…Open, Las Casitas Fishing Access…Open, The Bluffs Fishing Access…Open, San Diego Fishing Access…Open, La Junta Fishing Access…Now Open. Fishing on the lower Jemez is good throughout the fall and winter and can be accessed many places other than the Forest Service parking areas. Trails….Forest Service Trailhead Parking areas Las Conchas and East Fork Trail 137….Open. Trails are open for public use, including trails to Jemez Falls, McCauley Warm Spring, Spence Hot Spring and San Antonio Hot Spring.

Fire Restrictions…There are no fire restrictions within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Fire danger is rated as MODERATE.


Amanda’s….Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store, located at the junction of Hwy 4 and 126 (the turnoff to Fenton Lake), is open from 8:30am till 8:00 pm everyday. (summer hours)